Best Grime Artists


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"The Godfather of grime", enough said!

Grime wouldn't have existed, if it wasn't for Wiley. He invented a whole new music genre.

The creator, the trendsetter, the benchmark of grime!

Your favorite grime mc's ain't got nothing on Wiley! He's the master of grime and been doing it the longest and hardest!

He's killed mcs over and over and pushes the boundaries of grime music!

If I wasn't for Wiley, mans would have been broke

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Compared to the danish grime scene (where I'm from) this rocks the others we can follow in denmark but this is another level... Personally love king of grime that's just crazy...

Skepta is number one at the moment cause he's mashing up the UK Scene, but there are many others who have great potential to be number 1 like dappy, wretch 32 and even though I. Don't really like chipmunk he should be at least 1-2 on this list! Skepta is the boss

skepta is evanutally the best grime rapper in britain
he has the quality and the rhyme
to conclude he is better than wiley and kano

Best going no question.

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He doesn't just talk about guns and killing 24/7 and has an original style.

You cannot compare anyone to JME. He's different from these other grime artists in so many ways, I stopped listening to grime a long time ago (if you could even call the stuff out now grime) but the only person I still follow is JME. Serious.

JME. this guy redefined grime, and he is original, he brought something new to the table, check out his sarcastic lyrics and sarcastic voice! Brilliant!

Man don't care bout this list, JME still number 1.

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Must be higher, c'mon, if ghetts is 7, then devlin should be around him, devlin is one of the best artists in the uk, anyway, this is what I think: the list is fair. of course skepta is 1st, he is the king of grime, and I'm glad kano is 2nd, he's my favorite grime artist and he is way too smart for grime, and wiley should be 3rd because he made grime, but kano and skepta are better, I'm not too keen on jme but I'm still happy that dizzee made it too, he made grime popular, bashy is ok, ghetts is sick, and tinchy should be lower because he is doing pop music now. but vote devlin higher! - gezim

Only in his early 20's and he already one of best around, give it few more years there will be no competition

His flows are sick, his lyrics are true and deep and he doesn't come out with gassed up stories to big himself up like some others out there do. but he is incredibly talented and was a born natural, you can tell because he first started writing before he was in his teens and at 13 he had a regular spot on Flava FM which is an insane ft for an established grime artist let alone a young teen. DEVLIN FOR THE TOP SPOT ALL DAY EVERY DAY

The KING of grime also skepta speaks the truth about London as well

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5Dizzee Rascal

how he flows over those fantastic beats of his is just mind blowing, I'm a big a fan of his and I'm sure I'm not the only one. you do agree, right?

Boy in the Corner... Best grime album out there. The beats are hard and the Dizzee's flow is so unique compared with the other artists in the genre

DIZZEE should be first, he's made so many albums already and they are all so good.

Lyrics roll off his tongue! Great flow and heavy beats.

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The greatest... Every other grime mc wants to sound like ghetts! Wiley maybe the godfather of grime, but ghetts is the grim reaper of grime! Put him up against anyone the Outcome yet another Mc getting sales just because Ghetts has dissed him and said his name on a track.. It's the only reason they side swipe Ghetts hoping he'll get annoyed with them and do the same... P Money you owe allot of cash to ghetts and you know it...!

Ghetts should definitely be number 1 he spits bars to any beat and keeps the flow perfect. Another thing is that he has his own style unlike many grime mc's do the same style. Finally ghetts don't need to run round trying to merk anyone because he does murk everyone.

Ghetts is just such a don! He's on another level, he raps so fast as well which makes his songs even better, his best song by far has to be artillery, if you haven't heard it then you are missing out on a lot!

Ghetts lyrical capability is beyond anyone he's the king of grime as for devlin been above him WHY ghetts made devlin

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7D Double E

Excellent flow, brings a whole new level to grime. 9/10

Without a doubt the true Father. No one has the style, talent, swagga and personality of Double.

Absolute legend of grime his style is very unique and he goes in on every track

Unrivalled flow. Absolute vet

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Just the best, versatile, original, smart lyrics, can rap, clash with anyone, confident, real talk. He keeps grime moving and all other artist on their toes. Always fresh

This guy changed the grime scene. If he can clash with one of the gods of grime he deserves to be one.

P money demolished ghetts and ghetts is one of the originals in grime. P deserves to be a lot higher!

Good flow plus he's got the speed that most rappers don't

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One song> P's and Q's..... His whole album Home sweet home

Kano devlin and wiley should be the first 3 on the list. In what order I don't know, but they all have a sick flow, badass beats, and I'm not sure I've ever been more into music than listening to my favorite album tracks by these 3. 140 Grime street was amazing, tales from the crypt was awesome, and its a toss up between grimewave and tredding on thin ice but anyway about it these 3 should be recognized

Kano and Devlin are way outta everyones league followed closly by skepta, bashy and p money

Ghetts and Kano should be 1 and 2

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Giggs is sick and will destroy most of the top ten SN1!

Giggs to too hard for me he is the best but he should at least be in top 5 with devlin and skepta

Unique monotone voice makes him completely original he ain't just a normal "walk in the park"

He's the best there is he's calm and old school.

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11Tempa T

He is the best angry spitter in the scene at the moment

He has the hardest bars in the grime scene

Man got a box on he's head

Should be in the top 10

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12Tinchy Stryder

he short but hes standing tall over all grime artists

you are de bezt no matter wot they say

Amazing seen him live last year I can't believe he is 13 he is better than giggs, Tinie, Dizzie I think he should be 2nd or 3rd he is sick


Whereas I've heard of few others on this list, I have seen hundreds of references to Lowkey on the internet his music's immediate impact, political and musical influence is vast. In the U.S., he's influential-- addressed by those who are unfamiliar with the genre. He's so popular as to have earned Glenn Beck's --a very popular American social critic-- ridicule.

Lowkey crosses cultural boundaries.
Lowkey breaks cultural boundaries.

A poet--
The peoples' priest--

He's amazing, he doesn't just only talk about weed, money, ***, he actually talks about life! Maybe he does smoke weed, I never know, but his words just touch the heart, he's the most amazing grime artist you'll ever hear.

A real G, this man has destroyed every other artist in the scene. Man like Chipmunk and Ghetts all have been destroyed by him. They can't even give man true come back.

He just murdered the scene. He doesn't chat like other artists but his lyrics send out a real message for listeners.

Amazing artist! Hope he comes back soon😕

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14Tinie Tempah

Rap doesn't get better than this

Legend, how is he not at number 1?

15Professor Green

One of the best grime artists, his beats are sick!

Pro green 1 of the better white rappers

How is he not even in the top 10?!? - Devilz_Official


BBK actually did only 3 songs. Don't deserve to be here

Boy Better Know should be higher because jme skepta and wiley are a;; up at the top

17Lethal Bizzle

Deserves to be a lot higher made some quality tracks earns minimum top 5

Arguably Grimes best selling artist yet he features this low down

Lethal Bizzle needs to be higher! His Pow song is just amazing! - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

This guy is a boss, check out fester skank!

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His 5 pound munch on grime report T.V. is too jokes and has some good lyrics up his sleeve

20Mic Righteous

Easily the best in my opinion

Mic righteous will be up there in a couple of months!

Mic righteous should of blown years ago his 'fire in the booth' was ard.. I reckon 2013 is definitely his year!

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